CONTEST CLOSED! UK Readers: Win a Copy of Wake Wood on DVD
With only one week to go until the revitalized Hammer brand’s latest slice of terror arrives on DVD, we’ve managed to bag three copies to give away to lucky UK readers. Read on, and get your entry in for a chance to visit Wake Wood.
Directed by David Keating (The Last of the High Kings; KM64: Birth of a Skatepark) from a script by producer Brendan McCarthy (Outcast; Breakfast on Pluto; The Mighty Celt; Omagh), Wake Wood stars BAFTA nominated actors Aidan Gillen ("The Wire"), Eva Birthistle (Middletown; Breakfast on Pluto; Ae Fond Kiss) and Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; The King’s Speech) in a contemporary story of the occult.
In an attempt to cope with the grief and despair of losing their only child, Alice (Ella Connolly), mauled to death by a savage dog, veterinarian Patrick Daly (Gillen) and his pharmacist wife Louise (Birthistle) move from the city to the remote Irish village of Wake Wood. With Patrick taking over the local vet’s practice and Louise working in the village chemist store, the couple soon become friends with many of the local landowners, farmers and their families.
Their acceptance as members of this small but close community leads them to the discovery of an ancient pagan ritual practised by the people of Wake Wood in order to help ease the sudden loss of a loved one. This tradition, secretly preserved for many centuries, enables the grief-stricken to bring a deceased person back from the dead for a period of three days within one year of their passing, allowing them to say a final farewell to the departed before they make their final journey to the spirit world. For Patrick and Louise, this represents a miraculous opportunity to see Alice one more time and their request for the villagers’ help in realising their wish is reluctantly granted. But the ritual is bound by strict rules and conditions, which, if broken, demand a terrible price be paid.
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